On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 13:06, Luis Lavena <luislavena / gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:15 AM, Nobuyoshi Nakada <nobu / ruby-lang.org> wrote:
>> Luis Lavena wrote in [ruby-core:39472]:

>>> Something similar, mainly because File.absolute_path is performing a
>>> FindFirstFileA (globbing operation to resolve shortnames using ANSI)
>>> and then winnt_stat() is doing FindFirstFileW (another globbing
>>> operation) to obtain stats:

>> Ohter API results were varying across Windows versions, so
>> FindFirstFile was the last resort for stat.

> In the context of setting Windows XP SP1 (0x0501) as minimum version,
> perhaps this can be minimized?

And/or, if required, optimize for more modern versions of Windows.